American Wirehair

Here is one more example of a breed that began as a genetic mutation. This one began in Vermont in 1966, with a wiry-haired kitten born in an American Shorthair litter.

The Wirehairs have proved easy to breed, as wire-haired kittens will be born to a mating of a Wirehair with an ordinary Shorthair. Like the American Shorthair, the Wirehair is found in all colors and patterns and has a distinctive trait—a wiry, wavy coat.
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